Swimmer who won three medals at the 2004 Olympics: gold in the 4x100 meter freestyle, silver in the 100 meter freestyle, and bronze in the 50 meter freestyle.
He began swimming when he was 13-years old, with the initial intent to impress a girl he liked.
He has held numerous world records in his career, and has won multiple World Championships.
He was born in Pretoria, South Africa.
He was teammates with Ryk Neethling on the relay team that won the gold medal in 2004.